Oenomaus of Gadara, Detection of Deceivers, or Charlatans Exposed (Γοήτων φώρα)
As cited in Eusebius, Praeparatio Evangelica = Preparation for the Gospel 5.18-36 and 6.7. Translation with modifications from Gifford, Eusebii Pamphili Evangelicae Praeparationis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1903).
Introductory note (by Philip A. Harland):
Oenomaus (Oinomaos) of Gadara in Palestine was a Cynic philosopher (probably in the second century CE, during the reign of Hadrian) who wrote a work against deceptive divination practices and procedures at oracles, including those at Delphi and Claros (Klaros). The work is only preserved in extracts by the church historian, Eusebius (early fourth century CE). For clarity, here I present Eusebius’ own comments in italics and those attributed to Oenomaus of Gadara in regular font. Oracles cited by Oenomaus are indented. I have modernized Gifford’s English translation.